Monday, May 07, 2007

Commission addresses differential taxation of investment income

Following complaints by the EFRP, the Commission has initiated Treaty infringement proceedings against a number of member states which do not grant the same preferential tax treatment of investment income (interest, dividends) to pension funds resident abroad as domestic funds receive. Even though there is no direct reference to the Pensions Directive in the text, the relevance of this step to an efficient investment regime of cross-border pension funds is obvious. (FT)

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